,The Early Warning System is a pilot project being carried out at Titi Hayun in Yan, Kedah, which will eventually be expanded into a national programme to reduce the risk of geological disasters, says Energy and Natural Resources Minister Takiyuddin Hassan. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 26, 2022.环球UG（www.ugbet.us）开放环球UG代理登录网址、会员登录网址、环球UG会员注册、环球UG代理开户申请、环球UG电脑客户端、环球UG手机版下载等业务。
AREAS identified as being at high risk of geological disasters, especially debris flow (fast-moving landslides), will be given priority for the installation of Early Warning Systems (EWS), said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Takiyuddin Hassan.
He said the Minerals and Geoscience Department has information on the risky locations that cannot be disclosed at this time.
“According to our experts, there may be areas at risk that need to be given priority. We cannot wait until a disaster strikes before taking action,” he told reporters after attending the EWS Debris Flow Geological Disaster awareness programme with the Jerai Geopark community in Yan today.
He said the EWS, which was installed at Titi Hayun in Yan following the debris flow disaster in August last year, is a pilot project that would be used as a national benchmark and model in reducing the risk of such disasters.
The system will be installed in other locations based on plans being drawn up by the ministry and the department, he said.
Takiyuddin said the department will identify new development projects, including infrastructure projects, in high-risk areas.
“(For example) in Sabah, there was a development project done in high-risk area (and) the construction of the bridge had to be stopped. We do not want incidents or disasters to occur 10 years after a project is completed,” he said. – Bernama, June 26, 2022.
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